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2016 - 2017
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Grand Haven, MI. 49417

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Rotary District 6290 is making $16,000 USD available to its clubs via a matching grant program to fund Public Image Projects/campaigns. Clubs may apply for one of these two available grants:
  1. Rebranding/Logo Update Initiative (NEW!) - Up to $250 available in 1:1 match for projects that update club supplies (e.g. banners, brochures) with Rotary’s new brand/logo. Total project may exceed $500 but District funding is capped at $250.
  2. Outreach/Awareness Initiative - $750 District match for $500 club minimum investment to support campaigns focused on membership & awareness e.g. online advertising, social media advertising, print/TV/radio/outdoor advertising.
The guidelines, application, reporting instructions and financial reimbursement forms are available at District website under Public Image > District Grants
Applications are due September 30, 2016.

Welcome to the 2016/2017 Rotary year! With every new Rotary year comes the start of a new year of District Local, District International, and Global Grants. The District Grants Committee is looking forward to learning about the amazing work you have planned in your local community and abroad.
Grant applications are now being accepted from Clubs that qualify for grants. District Local and International Grant applications will be accepted through October 15. Global Grant applications will be accepted throughout the Rotary year.
Beginning in our August newsletter, I will be sharing with you projects initiated and led by Clubs in District 6290 to celebrate the positive impact Rotarians in our District are making on communities throughout the world. I hope that you enjoy learning about the incredible work being done by your peers. I also hope that their work inspires you and makes you proud to be a Rotarian.
Kris Thomas
District Grants Committee Chair
(231) 590-1035

Rotary Interactors from District 6290 are planning their second International Service trip to the town of Talnique, El Salvador. This service trip will be held either at the end of March or the first half of April. The trip is focusing in on building four houses for four multi-generational families that are presently living in mud homes held together with bamboo.
This trip is hosted by the Noroeste Rotary Club of San Salvador, El Salvador. Rotary Interactors interested in such a work trip are asked to contact our District Rotary Interact Coordinator Doug Mealey at cldlmealey@gmail.com.
Above image is linked to a 25-minute video of our past District Rotary Interact trip so that you will get an idea of what this trip is all about. If you need the actual video file please contact Doug directly.

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